Does any one yet tried clearos 5.1(historically know as ClarkConnect)

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    has any one tried clearos 5.1(historically know as ClarkConnect)

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...1&search_type=

    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=clearos

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/introduction.html

    can any please also post the pros and cons of utm like endian 2.3 /untangle 7.1 /astaro 7.5 /clearos 5.1

    i am not posting it as product x vs product y all wanted to know is which is using what and what is best open source product in which product hope it well help us all to get best of all great product

    for example please check this thread

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/Foundation/integrated-code.html

    like clearos and endian firewall are using eg:- snort squid DansGuardian clamav....... etc and they both made on centos5.3 can any tell me more about untangle as well?

    free home user

    specification:-

    core duo 2.6
    40 gb hardisk
    2 gb ram
    intel DG41RQ motherboard
     
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  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    I can tell you about Untangle, I've played around with quite a few *nix router distros, almost always using one at home, and I have an interest in the UTM distros for my clients networks. I've used, at clients as well as myself, IPCop with Copfilter, and Endian. Untangle has been my favorite for a while now, it has quite a few more features than other UTMs..it really stands above them. It also has additional "pay for" features, such as a secondary antivirus scanning engine...Kaspersky. The freebie open source version relies on Clam, plus a few customizations.

    It also has a Spyware Blocker component, which I've found effective.

    Click through the tabs down below...highlights, features, free apps, paid apps, etc. Click on the Technical Specs of each feature to learn details of what it's comprised of.
    http://www.untangle.com/

    I have noticed a good drop in malware incidents at clients where I've setup Untangle. And the few that sneak in, seem to barely get a toe hold on the computer, like the "rest of the malware download" got blocked. Makes sense, the SpywareBlocker works against a URL blacklist of known sites, continually updated.

    Untangle does have steeper hardware requirements than most other *nix distros, I have best success with Intel CPUs, business grade Intel chipset motherboards, Intel Pro or 3COM NICs. I often use older small form factor desktops like HP Evo d510 or dc5000 series, or Dell Optiplex GX260 or GX280. Nice small units. P4 with a gig or two of RAM, they run rock solid.

    Untangles support forums are great too, and for some clients where I've purchased their Pro packages...their support is excellent.
     
  3. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    thanks YeOldeStonecat for you review

    i had assemble a computer for router/utm only

    core duo 2.6 ghz
    40 gb hardisk
    2 gb ram
    intel DG41RQ motherboard

    for router i guss its enough for any distro to install as utm on it

    i had tried untangle free but strange i see 443 port open i tried to close it and also set rules strange it still show open ports on grc scan even i turn it off from https protocol base strange it keep showing open i read the forums and get the way to close it but before that i already switch back to endian utm

    endian firewall i feel it rock solid less features but i wonder if untangle use snort/dansGuardian/squid and i still dont how good is there firewall really is in endian i had use it over a year now and now with full features on till date i didnt get any virus at my pc behind that i use KIS 2010 for windows or fedora with free antivirus like bitdefender/avast ......etc ...which didnt detect any thing yet i also tried many antimalware/spyware.....etc software scans they didnt get anything expect cookies ........

    as free i guss clearos 5 look pretty rocksolid it has all what endian firewall has + i seen it contain L7-filter...etc protocol filter

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/Foundation/integrated-code.html

    ..........many others enhanced features and what i like the concept about clearos is they did a research on best of all opensource and integrated it in one did you check it yet i going to update my fedora 11 to 12 ist then i goona download it.....

    they gonna release 1st rc version very soon so i am waiting for it

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/341-clearos-is-coming.html
     
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